A little from Anita about their big day...
I’ve grown up on Waiheke Island my entire life so it was important for me to get married over here surrounded by all my friends and family on my home turf. The island means so much to both of us, that eventually we’ll hope to settle down here. Peter is from Sweden, so he has created a special place for Waiheke as it’s now his home as much as it is mine. Casita Miro is a venue on Waiheke that we’d have date nights, we love the stunning atmosphere and food. It’s an intimate and beautiful venue with a Spanish touch. The owners were friends my Grandfather so we really felt welcomed and at home.
We had about 13 international guests and around 30 from all over NZ, the rest were locals. We had great response afterwards. Some saying it was the most intimate and homely wedding they’ve ever attended. Waiheke Island is so down to earth I think the guests can relax and have a good night. Plus a few of our guests stayed on a few days and enjoyed the Waiheke way of life.
Anita's Favourite Part of the Day... I had no idea that the guests would be standing along the aisle and seeing all my family and friends waiting for me was truly magical. Peter cried with happiness seeing me walk down which made all the hard work and excitement worth it. The entire day was beyond perfect and I’m so lucky it was our day.
I had a lot of stand out Waiheke Wedding suppliers! Firstly I LOVED my flowers. Virginia Thompson and her staff did an amazing job with my bridesmaids posies and my bouquet. Everything was as I imagined they would be.
Being an Art Director photography was a big thing for me, the reason I chose Photography by Lauretta was she knows how to capture people and moments. I think it’s important to capture the in-between moments as well as the planned ones. It’s important to have someone with a good eye that puts that little bit extra into every shot and sees the details.
Casita Miro couldn’t have been more perfect, it is intimate, beautiful and memorable. The food comes out in tapa style meals so everyone feels at home at the dinner table sharing. The entire venue is so picturesque it’s great for the photography also.
I used Caprice Wade for make-up and Amanda Sands for hair, both girls are professionals who make you feel like a princess after they’ve worked their magic with confidence.
Pat Urlich was our musician, he was beyond amazing and I’d recommend him for all. He will play your own requested songs and add his own to it. The emotion when he sings is hypnotising and this creates a truly beautiful atmosphere.